Criminal Minds (2005– )
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Poison 

The apparent spiking of citizens of a town in New Jersey, puts the BAU on the trail of a poisoner who may not be done.

Director:

Thomas J. Wright

Writers:

Jeff Davis (created by), Aaron Zelman | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mandy Patinkin ... Jason Gideon
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
Lola Glaudini ... Elle Greenaway
Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Nestor Serrano ... Detective Hanover
Peter Mackenzie ... Jack Fisher
Nick Jameson ... Edward Hill
Jayne Taini ... Nell Trucco
Annie Quinn ... Samantha DiForio
Braeden Lemasters ... Eric Fisher
Matt T. Baker ... Danny Wallace (as Matt Baker)
Amy Wieczorek ... Office Manager
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Storyline

In Beachwood, NJ, Eric Fisher's recently divorced father, high-school teacher Jack Fisher, goes berserk while driving the boy back to his adulterous ex. He even hurts him under influence of rohypnol-poisoned LSD which has also affected other users. The team profiles an elaborate revenge plot by a clever social outcast with substance access. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2006 (Canada) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In this episode, Agent Hotchner (played by Thomas Gibson) states that he is an attorney. In the show Dharma & Greg, his character's occupation is a lawyer. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the episode, Morgan comes up behind a suspect with his gun drawn, then the sound of a gun cocking is heard. Agent Morgan carries a Glock, which has no external hammer that can be cocked. See more »

Quotes

Jason Gideon: Roman philosopher Lucretius wrote "What is food to one is to others bitter poison."
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Criminal Minds Theme
Composed by Mark Mancina
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Grabs Your Attention With Unique Opening
12 January 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Now here is a different kind of opening to a crime show!

We see a man in his car with his (about) 12-year-old son driving down a wooded road and, all of sudden, he sees a deer in the road, swerves and just misses it. His wise-ass kid never saw any deer. Then, they get a flat tire. While out fixing it, the dad hears noises and see bogeymen-type figures after him. He swings his tire iron wildly. The end result is that almost killed his kid and the fact is, there was no one there. The guy had been poisoned with LSD and was hallucinating.

The BAU team gets called into this case in Beachwood, New Jersey, when its revealed this guy and others were poisoned by the drug. Eventually, they deduce the guy is the "avenger" type poisoner and look for someone with a profile (too lengthy to go into here) and realize this was just a "test run." That means a lot of people could get hurt or killed with a big dose of poison. Since the drug was laced with another that made people conveniently forget where they were, it's harder to track down how and where this problem began.

As viewers, we learn about people who poison and, as usual these "profiles" are interesting. This guy is especially worrisome because it looks like he had someone poison some candy (which is how the people got sick) and then he killed her!

However, there are twists and turns in the last 12 minutes - the bomber consistently deceiving the BAU even after they catch him - that make this an above-average episode, by far the best in the last month.


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